Father Len and Irish explore the frequently damaging temptation and tendency for humans to judge each other.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- Father Len responds to a listener’s perception that religious people are often judgmental and see themselves as better than others.
- Father Len explains the difference between damaging judgment of behavior and attitudes and needed, useful and inspiring criticism.
- The ability to honestly and critically assess our own behaviors and attitudes is healthy and important to personal growth and maturity.
- Judging often has a damaging moral quality of shaming and denigrating.
- For some people, judging others is a big smokescreen to hide the garbage in their own lives.
- Presented with necessary criticism and helpful suggestions about their attitudes, decisions and behavior, insecure people tend to get angry, defensive, feel judged and dismiss it all.
- Father Len offers some sage advice to fathers of daughters about the relationship between mothers and daughters.
- Recognizing the difference between judgmental and critical thinking requires a lot of personal reflection and humility.